6 Best Off-Road Vehicles Ever Produced
Over the last couple of weeks we have looked at many different fantastic cars. We covered everything from supercars to concept cars and unusual one-off vehicles. To keep things interesting, we’ve decided to venture a little further into the amazing world of cars today and bring you something different.
Off-Road vehicles have been around for a while now. They’re used by many on a daily basis, which is why we wanted to find out which ones are considered to be among the best.
As with any other vehicles, off-road cars aren’t all perfect. As much as we would want to praise every vehicle, that’s simply impossible. To be fair, we’ve looked at online reviews and the overall reception that the cars on our list have received and taken them into consideration when putting together our list.
So, whether you’re a fan of off-road vehicle or are simply intrigued by them, sit back, relax and enjoy our list.
6. Toyota Land Cruiser
We couldn’t have a list of the best off-road vehicles without at least mentioning the Toyota Land Cruiser. Having been around since 1951, the vehicle is arguably one of the most popular off-road cars in the world.
The first Land Cruiser was launched in 1951 and was limited to 90 units however it proved so popular with car buyers that it still remains in production today, over 60 years after it was first introduced.
The latest Land Cruiser, the J200m was launched in 2007.
Over the years, the vehicle changed greatly both styling and performance-wise. One thing that remained the same however is the car’s ability to withstand almost anything.
The Land Cruiser remains Toyota’s longest running series and the only reason it isn’t higher up on our list is because a couple of other off-road vehicles are simply better.
Regardless, the Toyota Land Cruiser will forever remain one of the most iconic off-road vehicles of all time.
5. Ford Raptor
Ford Raptor was first introduced in 2010 and is part of the Ford F-Series. Compared to the other vehicles in the series, the Raptor is much more powerful having received a great number of modifications to make it more functional as an off-road vehicle.
It’s powered by a 6.2-liter V8 engine, which is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The vehicle experienced moderate success during its run however it was temporarily discontinued for a while in 2015 due to Ford expressing interest in improving the Raptor and bringing it back during the 2017 model year.
The new and improved Raptor is scheduled to make a comeback shortly and we couldn’t be more excited to see what Ford has in store for us.
4. Ford Super Duty
The Super Duty is about to return in 2017 with its fourth generation and if it’s anything like the previous ones, it will definitely be awesome.
There’s not much to be said about this great car apart from the fact that it’s reliable, powerful and extremely tough.
3. Knight XV
The vehicles on our list so far have all been produced by popular manufactures, ones that we are all too familiar with. The next car on our list is unique for many reasons and the fact that it was manufactured by a fairly unknown brand is one of them.
Conquest Vehicles are responsible for this mighty beast of car. Having first appeared at the Speciality Equipment Market Association in 2008, the vehicle has been in production ever since.
What makes it so special you might ask? Well, perhaps it’s the fact that it’s armoured. That’s right; the Knight XV is made entirely from high-strength steel and ballistic aluminium.
It can withstand almost anything and could probably be referred to as the toughest off-road vehicle on the planet.
If that isn’t enough, perhaps the luxurious interior, fitted with high quality carpets as well as leather, flat screen TV and gaming systems such as the PS3 and Xbox, will convince you that the Knight XV is a fantastic example of how off-road vehicles should be done.
2. Land Rover Defender
Not only was the Defender great to look at but it also managed to outshine the majority of its rivals performance-wise.
It was even used by the military in the past, which further proves that it was a very solid vehicle.
Unfortunately, Land Rover announced in 2015 that it will be discontinuing the Defender to make space for its upcoming replacement.
It’s currently believed that the Defender’s replacement will be very different to the iconic off-roader so who knows, perhaps in the next 10 or 20 years it will become an icon just like its predecessor.
1. Mercedes-Benz G-Class
The Mercedes-Benz G-Class was first introduced in 1979. Developed as a military vehicle, the G-Class is the perfect mix of excellent performance and luxury.
To this day it’s used by the military around the globe making it a truly awesome car. What’s even more awesome is the fact that you can own it as it’s available to the public.
If the fact that it’s used by the military doesn’t prove that the G-Class is able to withstand a lot then we don’t know what will.
So there you have it, our picks for some of the best off-road vehicles ever produced. What do you think? Which vehicle do you consider to be the best? Let us know
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- Published On : 2 years ago on January 27, 2016
- Author By : James
- Last Updated : January 27, 2016 @ 10:37 am
- In The Categories Of : Off-roaders